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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   brendend



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Posted July 17 2013 - 07:40 PM

Finally got the wife onboard with replacing our tv. 50" Toshiba lcd. We're looking to upgrade to 60-65". Dont care if its 3d or not. Just needs to be a slim smart tv. Kids at the local best buy aren't exactly helpful and I refuse to do business with hhgreg after our washer fiasco. Lookinh to keep it between 1000-1200ish. Thanks for the help

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Type A

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Posted July 18 2013 - 04:35 AM

Congrats, the wife is always the hard part. Remember smart features can easily be accomplished by a cheap blu ray player if you are finding a TV with good performance but lacking smart features (which is possible in your price range). Also take a look at previous model years for better prices.Id start doing some reading. The Katz has compiled a list of the more current models but if you price around you may find better prices than listed. Im partial to Panasonic, obviously, but take a look:http://reviews.cnet....ches-and-above/
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Rob_Ray



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Posted July 18 2013 - 04:51 AM

After doing a lot of research online and consulting with friends whose opinions I trust, I went with the Panasonic ST60 plasma (55", but all sizes are identically reviewed) and couldn't be happier with my purchase.  All reviews say it's the best TV by far in the price range you've set for yourself.



#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Dan Driscoll

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Posted July 22 2013 - 07:34 AM

I'll ditto the plasma recommendation, unless you have lighting issues. LCD has closed the gap, but plasma still has better black levels, color rendition and is less subject to motion artifacts than LCD.. And with comparable feature sets and quality, plasma is generally less expensive on a per inch basis than LED-LCD.


I have a Samsung, which I consider 2nd to Panasonic for absolute picture quality, but it's fairly small difference, IMO. The most noticeable difference is price;  Samsung can be considerably less expensive for the same size and comparable features.


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